Campaign against electricity leakage

Ilam, Sept. 23: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) branch office Ilam has decided to launch special campaigns in the district to reduce electricity leakage.

The campaign includes identifying the customers and taking actions to those involved in hooking and electricity theft, and others.

Chief of NEA Ilam branch, Sitaram Sigdel, said that the cases of electricity theft have increased in Ilam by keeping electric sub-meters and using other technologies due to lack of transformers and pledged actions to those involved in the wrongdoings.

According to the Office, the district suffered 24.35 per cent electricity leakage in the fiscal year 2071/072 BS.

Meanwhile, Rs 31 million has been allocated for electrification programme in Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts in the current fiscal year. RSS
Children working to do away with child marriage in Baitadi village

Baitadi, Sept. 23: As the practice of child marriage continues in the rural areas, the students of secondary level in Kuwakot VDC in Baitadi district have united together against child marriage.

The students have formed ‘Health Promotion Group through Culture’ in coordination with the local health post to work against early marriage and make a healthy village, Group’s coordinator Liladhar Panta said.

Panta added that the students themselves have taken initiatives to stop such social ills by considering that the entire life of the teenagers would be pushed to uncertainty due to child marriage.

As per the campaign, the members of the group have been visiting the parents on their doorsteps convincing not to marry off their children before 20 years of old. The schoolchildren have also vowed not to marry at a tender age and take initiatives to stop the same if they got information from any source. RSS
Two commit suicide

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: Two persons killed self by hanging themselves in Gorkha and Jhapa districts on Tuesday.

Santa Kumari Gurung, 35, of Taku Majhlakuribot VDC-7 in Gorkha district committed suicide by hanging herself in her house, according to Police Inspector Dipak Shrestha. The locals had informed the police after they noticed the incident.

Likewise, a youth in Damak-11 in Jhapa district killed self. Govinda Karki, 26, of Chhitapokhari VDC-6 in Khotang district committed suicide, hanging himself from a ceiling in his rented-room, Police Inspector Bhim Silwal said. RSS

Curfew lifted in Birgunj

Parsa, Sept. 23: The District Administration Office, Parsa, has lifted a curfew order clamped from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm today after gradual improvement in the district’s security situation.

A meeting of the District Security Committee held this morning, however, has decided to continue the earlier move of issuing the riot-hit area, Chief District Officer of Parsa Anuj Bhandari said.

The locals have felt a great sigh of relief after the administration’s decision to lift the curfew order. The District Administration Office had been imposing an indefinite curfew and riot-hit area in Birgunj since August 31 citing insecurity. RSS

Youth held with home-made sutali bomb

Biratnagar, Sept. 23: Police arrested a youth with home-made sutali bomb and petrol bomb in Biratnagar on Tuesday evening. Eighteen-year-old Amar Marik Dum of Biratnagar-15 was held from Mahabirchowk in the city, the District Police Office said. Police said that the youth was interrogated on suspicion of carrying some explosives. RSS

Preparations for Int’l Conference on Lumbini on war footing

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: Preparations for the international conference on Lumbini to be organised in Brussels of Belgium on November 30 and December 1 are moving ahead on a war footing manner, the organising committee said.

The Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Global Movement, an initiative formed at the people’s level, is going to organise the mega event on its seventh anniversary of establishment for promotion of Lumbini and to quash the rumours spread against the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

The movement has believed that successful completion of the conference would also help contribute to Nepal’s economy at large through tourism promotion.

The movement organised a discussions programme on Sunday in Brussels for launching the fundraising steps in an effective way as the total cost of the conference is estimated to be high, member of the conference main organising committee and Europe advisor of movement Damodar Prasad Acharya told RSS. Total cost of the seminar is estimated to be as high as 50,000 Euro.
On the occasion, Advisor of the Non Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) International Coordination Council Yubraj Gurung said that success of the conference refers to pride of Nepal and Nepalis living in Belgium.

Europe coordinator of NRNA International Coordination Council Arjun Kumar Shrestha, chairman of NRNA Belgium Gangadhar Gautam, chairman of Nepali People’s Progressive Forum Chitra Subedi, chairman of Nepali Samaj in Belgium Krishna Prasad Regmi, executive member of Belgium-Nepal Chamber of Commerce CP Bhatta, Jiban Gurung of Tamu Society Belgium and others attended the programme.
Acharya added that some Belgians would also be included in the main organising committee. A 23-member main organising committee under the leadership of Ram Kumar Shrestha (Australia) had already been formed by expanding the nine-member main organising committee formed earlier. RSS

Millions looted in Mahottari

Mahottari, Sept. 23: An armed group of dacoits looted properties worth Rs 2.5 million in Gaushala of Mahottari district last midnight.
The group of 20 persons looted the properties from the house of Ganesh Mohan Sah of Gaushala Municipality-8, the victims said. Sah is also the owner of Uma Rice Mill.

Sah said that the burglars entered into the house after collapsing a wall behind the house and stole 10 tola gold and silver, Rs 300,000 in cash and other properties. The gang also opened two rounds of fire inside the house.

Police said that the group looted the properties at the gun point after keeping Sah’s three-year-old son Krish Kumar in hostage. Police Inspector Machchhindra Babu KC said investigations and a search for the involved in the incident have been initiated. RSS

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